The Swinging Chads indie artist“My Marketing Plan for “The Swinging Chads”… The concept of a regular pod cast video presentation is on the table. ”  – Randall Mcgowan

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Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW THE SWINGING CHADS
and Randall Mcgowan

by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

The Beginning …
My Grand Dad played with “Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys in Houston,Texas before WW Two.That Red Dirt and musical skill lived in my DNA,Until my 1st year of High School in The San Francisco Bay Area.In 1967 ,My School Chum,Charlie Baty and I had a Blues Band,quite poplar in our teenage world. Little Charlie is now a World Class “Jump Blues Guitarist.

“Hate To Keep You Waiting”…
An observation for those who have lost a close friend and or Loved One. As I was at The beginning of my 3rd Act in The Biz,I had 9 friends pass over to the other side. My Throat Cancer had just raised Its Brazen Head. So My Faith in The Lord went to full boogie. We had no insurance and It was a dark time,A lamp unto my feet carried me through and this song was one of many that were begotten when I received the ability to speak and sing once again. A grateful sonnet for the survival of the remaining musical travelers of my generation.

This a very special musical work from 2 old friends, Norman Collins and Myself. (Randall McGowan) Almost 40 years working the musical fields of The San Francisco Bay Area. We are sure that we have cornered the market on sounding like ourselves. We wanted to have a Record that could be performed live. A 1st for me to sing, write ,and play keys on my own record. A major blessing is my 48 years of recording and writing. The Marketing is just beginning for “The Swinging Chads” A new video is possible in November.

Lakeport ,California…
above the Napa area, My Wife ;Lori and I have lived here 15 years.
Many opportunities to play music in this vacation land resort . Five casinos, Lots of concert, festivals, eatery gigs, good radio. We love to take our boat or a spin with our Grand kids. I still have the same agent in Reno,We are in Nevada performing at The Atlantis Hotel and Casino for my Birthday weekend October 30 to November 1st.

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How do you feel about the Music Business…
I love it. I am now The Old Guard and Maybe more appreciative than most. The Major Labels have changed a lot, for the good of everybody. No Record deal unless you have people to download your songs. A great scene for the “the never done a gig before people” . My advice is “Do what you love to do.”

Social Media…
We have a song called ” Media ” this song does sum up our thoughts on The Media.

How do I feel about Singles VS Albums…
I like singles as a probe to find that group that loves the genre of music.

My Marketing Plan for “The Swinging Chads”…
The concept of a regular pod cast video presentation is on the table. Asking a musical guest to join us to make music. Thank you Daryl Hall and His House. The Band is always playing gigs, a good sign that the following will continue to follow and support us.

I want 5 minutes alone with….
There are several musical icons that would be nice to share a meal and converse of the gift of Music wit.  I.E. Paul McCartney, Sting, Al Green, Little Big Town, Charlie Watts, and Chuck Berry. I have been very fortunate to meet quite a few of my most influential musicians during my long career.

Currant and trendy…
did have quite an impact on me during the 70’s, Disco and funk had changed my total understanding of the bass guitar, Larry Graham, Chuck Rainey, James Jamerson, Bob Glaub, and Leland Skilare. As of late Great Songs have the Great vocals and clever arraignments Adele and Bruno Mars have laid it down for all to hear.

My Challenges are…
Time Management, Lets play, record, write and claim that lifestyle for a few more lifelong friends,It is a evolving door to keep order.

I am most Afraid of…
I have concerns and my fear factor is a every day navigation skill of dodge ball. My faith holds me together. Romans 8:28

A Success in this Life is …
To Love The Gift that Music is and get it to the people.  In my life of overcoming the road bumps and setting a path that others can follow, that their life can be blessed with this Divine Gift.

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